Vanguard (Lagos)

24 November 2012

Nigeria: Jonathan Commends UNIBEN for Standard

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Saturday, commended the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for being the best university in the country and sub-Sahara Africa and urged other Nigerian universities to live up to the standard required for the growth of education in the country.

The president, who spoke through Professor Patrick Onolemenmen of the National Universities Commission (NUC), at the 38th convocation of the university, admonished Vice-Chancellors to key into the developmental agenda of the Federal Government, adding that they should send proposals that will help address the challenges of the nation.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin, who spoke earlier, disclosed that two outstanding persons: Captain Idahosa Okunbor, a business tycoon and philanthropist; and Dr. Isa Odidi, a Canadian-based Nigerian pharmacist and Director of a pharmaceutical company and research centre, were conferred with honourary doctorate degrees for their contributions to the development of the country.

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